Thursday, May 19, 2011

CSAYL: Very Vintage ~

Hey all!  I’m back after a much needed week off…unfortunately, I didn’t get anything accomplished as I had hoped!  lol  I’m in the process of trying to carve out some space at my house to have my crafty goods with me.  It will be so much better when I can just bop into my space for 20 minutes or be able to add that extra little button to a project without having to wait till I can make it over to my mom’s!  Anyhow…
The challenge with Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long this week is Very Vintage.  This week I want you to be "Very Vintage" with your style.  Distress inks, cream cardstock, muted images, ribbon, lace - however you interpret vintage.  The winner will join us next month as a guest designer!  So come play along with us!
I chose to go with one of my favorite stamp series of all time – Year of Flowers by Papertrey Ink.  December’s flower is the poinsettia which can be colored in so many different ways.  I chose a warmer, deeper red with just a couple of leaves sticking out from behind.  This card was CASEd from the fabulous Niki Estes.  The largest mat was misted with water and run through the ‘Bug’ with the Linen and Canvas impression Plate.  Every layer was sponged with Antique Linen Distress ink and the sheet music was stamped in the same.  The poinsettia was stamped 3 times, colored in smaller layers and popped up on dimensionals.
I did something different when coloring this flower.  Once I had it all colored and shaded, I needed a bit more highlight.  Instead of going back with the colorless blender, I went back with R35 and took some of the darker red (R39) out.  So simple and it didn’t give me the washed out color that the blender may have! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I’ll have my iCopic post up tomorrow!  Hope you have a super duper weekend!!  :o) lyss  
Copics {R35, R39, R59, R89, Y32, YG93, YG95, YG97}

5 comments:

Kerri said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! Wow I love your shading and the dimension you gave the poinsettia! I'm glad you're getting some craft space back at home:)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I have got to get that impression plate. Your card is beautiful and clean vintage (which I adore!). I'm missing your lovely creations!

Julie E said...

Gorgeous! Your coloring of flowers is my fave - always amazing!!!

Pam said...

Oh Man Alyssa! This is so gorgeous! Can't wait to sponsor CSAYL in July!

Wanda Guess said...

Alyssa...this is absolutely stunning! The coloring is amazing and love the use of the music in the background! Have a great day!